Getting Started

Welcome to the distillation course. Whether you are a beginner curious about distillation, a writer looking to improve their knowledge or a working distiller this course has valuable information for everyone.

Research References

Throughout the course, you will see boxes like the one to the right, and below, these are references to external sources that are useful. Due to copyrights, the papers can’t be published here, and access is limited, but I do have access to the full paper. You can read the abstract which will give you some information. If I’ve referenced it, I will summarize the applicable parts for you and explain how the research benefits you in the video. Some research is freely available at the Public Library of Science [plos.org]. If you are curious about something in the paper, let me know and I will help you out.

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Optimization of Acid Hydrolysis Process for Free Glucose Recovery From Starch

Ram Chavan, Kunjan Saxena and Dhananjay Tigote
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

Experiments were carried out on starch to optimize the acid hydrolysis process to release the maximum amount of free glucose molecules using HCl and H2SO4.

Batch distillation of grappa: effect of the recycling operation
Authors: Carla Da Porto, Andrea Natolino & Deborha De Cort [International Journal of Food Science and Technology 2010]
Through the inclusion of the recycling operation, the composition of spirit, the middle-cut fraction of the distillation process, proved richer not only in ethanol but also in other volatile compounds.
Research Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2009.02131.x